Rep. Ten­ney warns that House GOP is push­ing Hakeem Jef­fries to speak­er­ship: ‘We’re per­ilous’

Rep. Tenney warns that House GOP is pushing Hakeem Jeffries to speakership: ‘We’re perilous’

Rep. Clau­dia Ten­ney (R‑NY) is wor­ried that House Minor­i­ty Leader Hakeem Jef­fries (D‑NY) could seize the House speak­er­ship before Novem­ber.
In an appear­ance on Kud­low on Fox Busi­ness, Ten­ney expressed her fear that Democ­rats could take advan­tage of Repub­li­can infight­ing and get their leader elect­ed as the House speak­er. She shared the thought in response to a ques­tion about the ear­ly retire­ment of Rep. Mike Gal­lagher (R‑WI), which shrunk the Repub­li­can major­i­ty.
“We can get a spe­cial elec­tion. It’s a very safe Repub­li­can seat,” Ten­ney said, refer­ring to Gallagher’s dis­trict. “We’ll add to our major­i­ty. We don’t have the oth­er spe­cial [elec­tion] to fill Kevin McCarthy’s seat until April 30. And we’re per­ilous. We could end up … hav­ing a Speak­er Hakeem Jef­fries in the inter­im here while we’re wait­ing for spe­cial elec­tions.”

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